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Java's father says Oracle is “in the right”

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rick merritt
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re: Java's father says Oracle is “in the right”
rick merritt   5/1/2012 6:09:00 PM
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Dr. Dobb's editor has a good take on the subject here: http://www.drdobbs.com/jvm/232901227

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re: Java's father says Oracle is “in the right”
Embedded SW Dev   4/30/2012 7:53:16 PM
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Both the C and C++ standards are copyright by ISO. Does this mean that the SSO of the C and C++ libraries are such that anyone who implements those libraries needs a license from ISO via their national body? I would hope not. This is the same argument Oracle is making about Java, and it needs to fail. Oracle, if successful in their lawsuit, will kill Java as a language, and forever stop proprietary languages from becoming popular without permissive licensing. Perhaps this is a good thing. On the patent side, either Sun didn't do a very good job of patenting JVM inventions, or didn't actually have many novel ideas in the JVM, which makes it difficult for Oracle to prevail on patents.

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PAul_in_USA   4/30/2012 7:31:22 PM
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If this lawsuit is successful or Google capitulates I fear we will have a great many dollars rifled out of our pockets by a company that could end up in a Microsoft-like position; turning the tables on the biggest in the industry. No matter what, I will continue to root for Google and the consumer.

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